Vocational Biographies Preview

Preview by CCL-EAR Committee

Vocational Biographies describes its product as “The career success stories of 1001 real people”. It is similar in purpose to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) in that it provides information on over 1000 careers. Each entry includes information on required education/certification, working conditions, job outlook, and salary range in an easy to read and often entertaining format. What sets it apart from the OOH is its first person narrative from people in the field.

While there are freely available sites on the Internet that describe various careers, none (in this reviewer’s experience) has the breadth or readability of Vocational Biographies.

This is a product badly in need of a makeover. A revamp of their job titles and some basic web-based search assistance would greatly improve this database.

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